Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mound (Claymation)

Mound by Allison Schulnik

A friend showed me this claymation by Allison Schulnik last semester and I thought I'd share it here. I really like how the artist managed to make an animation that was both creepy and beautiful at the same time. The characters are a bit disturbing, so they immediately bring a dark element into the mix. However, their ballet-like movements and reoccurring elements like blooming flowers create a huge contrast with the film's darker elements. The color palate seems to mix these contrasting themes, by combining lots of grays and with light, somewhat feminine, pastels. 

What's even more amazing is that the artist made all of the puppets herself. revealed that the animation took about eight months to make and that each frame requires around two hours to create.
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